(For everybody who’s anybody) there are some events even sequestration can’t cancel.
On the other hand, this weekend at least Barack Obama poked fun at Mitch McConnell and drinking instead of Paul Ryan and entitlement reform. In fact, the president was going on about how “I’m not really that cynical” and “they showed me wheeling Granny off the cliff once too.”
So small victories.
The economy has stalled for the umpteenth time (today’s excuse is budget “cuts”, which is somewhat more creative than blaming ATM machines), but there’s just no stopping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Or as I’ve come to call it “As Rome Burns Part II: It’s live on E! now?”
Funny how The Great Leap Forward has sent us all back to high school. For a fleeting instant after flipping to entertainment news this Saturday, I thought apoplexy might carry me off quietly into the night.
(“The world is trying to kill me with one painfully vapid moment after another.” I explained to the television.)
The comedic opera (and its requisite palatial ambiance) unfolded amidst chronic underemployment and rising national debt a scant week after a citywide manhunt shut down the totality of the Boston metropolitan area.
(That gruesome day came in the wake of the first successful terrorist attack since the last successful terrorist attack in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11.)
Worse yet, this year’s celebrities seemed to be under the mistaken impression that they were “geek-ing it up” with the oh-so-nerdy members of this country’s political class. I’m not sure why this isn’t self-evident, but all those self-promoting extroverts you find at Beltway networking events and press availabilities are not nerds.
It’s the Washington Hilton not band camp. Want to find a nerd? Go stalk an astrophysicist.
Even those of us watching from afar can see there are precious few genuine geek-chic-types sprinkled amongst all those socialites, Washington insiders, and champagne-sipping-somebodies who really, really want to do comprehensive immigration reform.
It’s been four long years for The Paladins of Progress in the press, and I’m not opposed to people who work hard having fun. All I ask is that some intrepid reporter at long last figure out what’s going on with the Keystone XL Pipeline before entropy has its way with the cosmos.
This edition of Hump Day Humor includes Dennis Miller with Brent Bozell, Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo, Larry Kudlow with Stephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, and Dennis Prager – a small sampling of quips, non sequiturs, sarcastic commentary, and anything else that might put a smile on your face.
Dennis Miller Show 04/30/13 on Lehigh Valley’s 1100 AM WGPA
Regarding President of The Media Research Center Brent Bozell and the press
Dennis: That cat is – he’ll never quit. I’m more easily roll-able in my life. Easily frustrate-able – or I notice I can walk away from things when they get too frustrating. Like on the second direction on putting an IKEA cabinet together. But Bozell, you hit him with a bat – he’s like the terminator. You know that scene where they melt it all down to a hand and the hand is still trying to get to the typewriter to tell the story of the unfairness in reporting.
Laura Ingraham Show 04/29/13 on Philadelphia’s 1180 AM WFYL
Speaking with Raymond Arroyo regarding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Laura: It’s fine to have fun and yuck it up a little bit. That’s alright – not a big deal. But come on…
Regarding the response from Morning Joe to news from Mike Allen that Louis Burgdorf interviewed Sharon Stone at the MSNBC after-party
Laura: (GASP). Hear the – was that Mika Brzezinski?
Laura: You might have thought they figured out a cure for cancer.
Larry Kudlow Show 04/27/13 on New York’s 770 AM WABC
Speaking with The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore regarding sequestration, monetary policy, and Ben Bernanke
Moore: And that’s why it’s so important that Republicans don’t back down – to say wait a minute we’ve got a thousand examples, Tom Coburn has a book as thick as the Manhattan phone directory of wasteful programs. Cut those first.
Larry: By the way, I was using the Manhattan phone directory to try to find a replacement for Ben Bernanke.
Rush Limbaugh Show 04/26/13 on Philadelphia’s 106.9 FM WWIQ
Regarding his childhood and radio
Rush: Folks one of the worst days of my life was the first day of school, first grade. I walked up to that school in abject fear for a whole host of reasons. It was like prison. And the worst thing about school was there were windows. And you could see outside. You could see free people driving, walking, doing whatever they were doing. And to a young person like me those people were perfectly free…
Rush: But as I was getting ready for school every morning my mother would be making the French toast or whatever it was and the radio would be on. The guy on the radio was having fun. It’s 7 o’clock in the morning. I’m mad that I had to get up in the first place. This guy on the radio’s having fun – the exact opposite of the way I felt everyday when I woke up. I said I want to do that.
Dennis Prager Show 04/26/13 on Philadelphia’s 990 AM WNTP
A test to his listeners/fans on happiness
Dennis: What’s the single most important characteristic or source of happiness? Gratitude…gratitude is by the way the most important trait of all because gratitude leads to both happiness and goodness – just as the happy make the world better, the unhappy make the world worse. The grateful are better people than the ungrateful.
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